2018 Emerging Leader
Tasnim is a visual artist who has demonstrated a history of using her platform to amplify issues and bring visibility to communities striving for justice. She began her journey in activism as president of her high school chapter of Amnesty International, for which she organized a fundraiser to help people impacted by the 2008 earthquake in Haiti. In college she worked with Planned Parenthood Federation and Get Covered America in their joint campaign to ensure that immigrants and low income people of color have access to affordable health insurance. Tasnim is currently the outreach coordinator for Raksha, Inc., an organization that works with South Asian survivors of domestic, sexual, and other violent crimes. Her Goddess art series inspires and evokes the power and nobility that is carried within every woman.